Bringing you live news and features since 2006 

SPDR ETFs report highlights European inflows of USD56bn


European ETFs attracted asset inflows of USD56bn to reach more than EUR227bn – a gain of over 30 per cent – in 2010, according to the latest SPDR ETFs report from State Street Global Advisors.

The report notes that during the year, ETF investors concentrated their new investments in several asset classes, most notably emerging market equity, commodities, US, German and Japanese equity, as well as Euro government bonds.

ETFs that provide investors with exposure to changes in the VIX – a popular proxy for US equity market risk – also attracted significant assets.  Outflows were concentrated in euro zone ETFs, reflecting investor unease about the sovereign debt crisis.

Looking forward to 2011, the report suggest that Continued growth of ETF assets is to be expected as the search for diversification continues. There will also be greater globalisation of European portfolios and demand for high dividend ETFs is also expected.

In addition, the trend for investors to have more global portfolios will increase, with an increasing proportion of assets being invested in non-correlated asset classes such as emerging market equity and bonds. With government bond interest rates near historic lows and cash rates at virtually zero, investors have been starved of income in portfolios. 

Another trend expected to continue in 2011 is increased investment in ETFs that focus on high dividend-paying stocks.  Investors have become more interested in ‘getting paid while they wait’ than counting on capital appreciation.  Dividend ETFs offer the potential for capturing much of the upside of traditional equities as well as higher yields. 

Latest News

Saving and investing app, Moneybox, has doubled the number of ETFs available on the platform, in the light of ‘growing..
Global X ETFs has announced the appointment of Ryan O'Connor as its Chief Executive Officer effective as of April 8, 2024. ..
Value-driven structured credit investing firm, Angel Oak Capital Advisors, LLC, has announced the completed conversions of two of its mutual..
Confidence in the continuing strength of bitcoin and Ethereum is driving wider interest in altcoins and other digital assets, according..

Related Articles

Sal Esposito, Zacks Investment Management
Zacks Investment Management started doing investment research in 1978 and in 1992 started its investment management arm, initially with SMAs...
Jeremy Senderowicz, Vedder Price
Jeremy Senderowicz, a member of the Investment Services Group at law firm Vedder Price, has witnessed a steady upswing in...
Graham MacKenzie, Toronto Stock Exchange
The evolution of ETFs has been a multi-decade experience for Toronto Stock Exchange says Graham MacKenzie, managing director, Exchange Traded...
Frank Koudelka, State Street Global Services
ETF data provider and ETF Express data partner, Trackinsight, has published its Global ETF Survey 2024 Report: ‘50+ Charts on...
Subscribe to the ETF Express newsletter

Subscribe for access to our weekly newsletter, newsletter archive, updates on the site and exclusive email content.

Marketing by